Friday, November 2, 2018

Review: Switch On Your Brain by Dr. Caroline Leaf

There is so much going on in our daily lives that we need to remember to take the time and focus on what is truly important. Many people like to start their days with Quiet Time. This might be time to read their Bible, reflect on what is going on in their daily lives etc.  Dr. Caroline Leaf has written a book to help us with our we think which in turns affects us both physically and mentally! Switch On Your Brain Every Day has 365 readings for peak happiness, thinking and health.  

Each day there is a Bible verse, a brainy tip and a reading. It is recommended to get a journal and spend some additional time with the reading using the ask, answer and discuss method.  For the ask portion write down several questions that came up while you were reading.  In the answer section you apply the passage to your life by responding as detailed as you can to the questions you wrote in the previous section.  Last, but not least you discuss.  This is the area where you further think about your own thoughts and actions in light of the passage that you read.  The author wants us to remember that we have power in our minds as we are working through these readings.  The choices that we make can change our lives and the world for both good and bad.  God has given us an amazing power to chose and we need to constantly focus on choosing for the positive. 

Dr. Caroline Leaf is a cognitive neuroscientist with a PhD in Communication Pathology and a BSc Logopaedics specializing in cognitive and metacognitive neuropsychology. Her theory of how we think has helped many people with learning disabilities, autism, traumatic brain injury, emotional health issues and many more.  Dr. Leaf is focused on help people learn how to think, learn and find their purpose in life.

I found this book to be a great way to start my day. To focus on a specific reading and how it can affect my life. To help me to focus more on the positive and what I can change about my own life for it to be more meaningful. This book could be used for a quick read in the morning and to get the day started or for a more in depth approach with a group study.  Dr. Leaf has a website as well as can be followed on Youtube. Many have found her videos to be extremely helpful.  She also has A newsletterFacebookTwitter and Instagram

**I received this book free from Baker Books for my honest review.**


  1. This sounds very interesting! Starting the day with a quiet reading time and a positive attitude is something more of us should do.


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